Chess Quotes

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Avoid the crowd. Do your own thinking independently. Be the chess player, not the chess piece.
View quotes by Ralph Charell

At one point I lost most of my chess games. Then I realised many of my competitors were memorising the best moves and I was unwilling to do this. [These chess players will do anything to win won't they, it's a cut throat business!]
View quotes by John Harsanyi

Chess is a game of war and strategy, and a great chess player would make a great intelligence officer.
View quotes by Bobby Fischer

I had lunch with a chess champion the other day. I knew he was a chess champion because it took him 20 minutes to pass the salt.
View quotes by Eric Sykes

Chess is the gymnasium of the mind.
View quotes by Lenin

It is impossible to win gracefully at chess.
View quotes by A A Milne

Chess first of all teaches you to be objective.
View quotes by Alexander Alekhine

You can play chess for about 10 hours and still lose, know what I mean?
View quotes by Sir Alex Ferguson

Chess can be described as the movement of pieces eating one another.
View quotes by Marcel Duchamp

Whoever called snooker 'chess with balls' was rude, but right.
View quotes by Clive James

Chess is ruthless: you've got to be prepared to kill people.
View quotes by Nigel Short

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.
View quotes by Emo Philips

Women use their sexuality to promote all kinds of sports, so why not chess.
View quotes by Maria Manakova

Women, by their nature, are not exceptional chess players: they are not great fighters.
View quotes by Gary Kasparov

Chess is as elaborate a waste of human intelligence as you can find outside an advertising agency.
View quotes by Raymond Chandler

Chess has elements of them all and I think I can be a small part of making that happen here in the United States.
View quotes by Maurice Ashley

At lunchtime the place is jumping, while at night the dining rooms could have been rented out for chess tournaments.
View quotes by Bryan Miller

Personally, I rather look forward to a computer program winning the world chess championship. Humanity needs a lesson in humility.
View quotes by Richard Dawkins

Because of the level of my chess game, I was able - even against a weak opponent, such as my younger brothers or the dog - to get myself checkmated in under three minutes. I challenge any computer to do it faster.
View quotes by Dave Barry

The chess-board is the world, the pieces are the phenomena of the universe, the rules of the game are what we call the laws of Nature. The player on the other side is hidden from us.
View quotes by Thomas Huxley

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